Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department of
Our mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. We are laser-focused on improving transparency and accountability, enhancing customer service, increasing Illinois’ competitiveness, advancing minority empowerment, modernizing Illinois’ workforce, and elevating our state’s promotional efforts.
Human Rights Commission
The State of Illinois is committed to fighting discrimination in Illinois based on the following protected classes identified in the Illinois Human Rights Act: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status (with regard to employment) ancestry, age (40 and over), order of protection status, marital status, familial status (with regard to housing), physical or mental disability, arrest record, military status, sexual orientation, and unfavorable discharge from military service.
Comptroller, Office of the
The Comptroller is charged, by the terms of Section 17 of Article V of the Constitution of Illinois, with the duties of: (a) maintaining the central fiscal accounts of the state, and (b) ordering payments into and out of the funds held by the Treasurer of Illinois. In accordance with this duty, the Comptroller signs paychecks or grants approval to electronic payments made by the state to its employees and creditors. The Comptroller is also charged, by Illinois statute, with certain additional duties. In particular, the Comptroller regulates cemeteries under the Cemetery Care Act, and is charged with the fiduciary protection of cemetery care funds used for the care and maintenance of Illinois gravesites.
Elections, Board of
The State Board of Elections is an independent state agency that was provided for by the 1970 Illinois Constitution to supervise the registration of voters and the administration of elections throughout the state.
Governor, Office of the
The Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 8, states that "The Governor shall have the supreme executive power, and shall be responsible for the faithful execution of the laws." The purpose of the Office is to ensure proper execution of the laws in Illinois.
Lt. Governor, Office of the
The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois handles a variety of responsibilities which have been delegated to the office via statute. In addition to these duties, the Lieutenant Governor can take on other duties as assigned by the governor or initiate duties of his or her own.
Secretary of State, Office of the
The office’s functions are described in the Illinois Constitution, mainly addressing the Secretary of State's duty to maintain official state records and the state seal. However, law and tradition have assigned many additional responsibilities to the office, which has one of the largest and most diverse collections of responsibilities of any of its counterparts nationwide.
Executive Inspector General, Office of
The OEIG investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, and violations of the Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430) by State of Illinois employees under the jurisdiction of the governor, public universities, regional transit boards, or others doing business with these entities. In addition, the OEIG oversees ethics training, makes revolving door determinations for individuals under its jurisdiction, and monitors State hiring sequences and processes.
State Police, Illinois
The Illinois State Police is a multifaceted police agency which specializes in enforcing the laws, protecting the public and providing an array of specialty services to local, state and federal agencies. The most significant responsibility of the State Police is the safety of citizens through law enforcement, patrol, investigations, forensic services, safety education, intelligence and technical assistance.
Labor Relations Board
The Illinois Public Labor Relations Act (Act) governs labor relations between most public employers in Illinois and their employees.
State Universities Retirement System
Mission ; To secure and deliver the retirement benefits promised to our members.
Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
Created in 1979, the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission protects the rights and promotes the welfare of persons with disabilities.